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“Bad food”

Sportsman's Arms Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 24 Restaurants in Nanyuki Town
Cuisines: African
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Bad food”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

the veggies taste like they are boiled, the liver is very pungent, the chicken has a texture that suggests it has been re-heated over several meals, the only plus is the ice cream they offer because you can drown the unappealing looking fruit in it and finish your serving.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Had a dinner event at the Sportsman Arms. The food was average and cold. The waiters did not seem too bothered to arrange for it to be warmed, which said much about the wanting service. All in all, blah!

Visited November 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A hit and miss type of place!”
Reviewed 12 October 2011

I have been to the Sportman's arms many times as my boyfriend lives in Nanyuki and it is a very hit and miss place. The security is great. The shops out front are good but the men are very pushy as they ahve been sitting all day waiting for people to come in and see their goods.
The bar downstair's is good for a quiet drink during the day and is actually quite cozy. The restaurant is not great and is often very quiet and is very bright.
Upstair's has pool tables and a dance floor and you can eat up there if you ask nicely, which is better than the restaurant but a bit dark. The food is quite good especially the roast chicken with chapatis and the pasta is actually quite good.
It is a fairly cheap place to eat and drink but it is very run down and gets worse the more times i go back. I would say it's not being taken care of by the owners and has been left to go downhill a bit.
The last time i was there i saw a mouse when i was sitting upstair's on the phone back home to the UK i nearly jumped out of my skin, not a good impression to have considering you can stay there. I would not stay in fear of other mice, there is a lovely place in town called the Mt kenya homestay, no mice and the best security in Nanyuki.
So in conclusion, cheap, run down and not worth the hassle.

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